NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,060 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2006 Cadillac DTS engine problems

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2006 Cadillac DTS Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 102011

DTS 8-cyl

  • 58,000 miles


I was driving down a 3 or 4 lanes, each way, road in orlando, Florida at about 30 mph when it died. No warning or sputter, just died. It has happened off an on since that time. Probably 10 or 12 times, as I am turning into my driveway, pulling up to a stop sign, or slowing to make a left turn in traffic. This is very dangerous when turning left and traffic headed toward you. The car dies instantly. It has always re-started so far. I now have 80,000 miles on the car, and I am afraid to drive on long trips. Try to stay no farther away than about 100 miles. I have searched all sorts of forums as well as your site and there are many, many others with this problem. In fact my niece in Missouri has one that has started doing it also. I have called cadilliac consumer complaint department twice in last 30 days, and they blow me off. They say we can not believe what we read on the internet.. wow, why would people sit around wasting time making up stories?? I know mine and my niece's are very real. Please help and thank you

- Ottawa, KS, USA

problem #4

Mar 012011


  • miles
This automobile has an oil leak that could cause a fire and General Motors are repairing vehicles, but will not make a recall. These automobiles are Cadillac, Oldsmobile and Buick models dating back to 1993 through 2008. A bulletin # 03-06-01-027 dated May 1, 2008 verified GM's knowledge of the problem. There is a faulty design between the motor and oil pan in these automobiles to cause them to leak so soon. Please investigate this matter. Updated 03/10/11

- Waycross, GA, USA

problem #3

Mar 302010


  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Cadillac Dts. While driving approximately 62 mph the contact stated that all of the lights on the dashboard illuminated. He also stated that he drove into a service station and turned the vehicle off. He attempted to restart the vehicle but it would not restart. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. The dealer was unable to duplicated the failure. The failure occurred again and when the contact was in another state. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer a second time. The approximate failure mileage was 42,000. The current mileage was 46,000.

- Henderson, NC, USA

problem #2

Feb 112010


  • 108,000 miles
I have a periodic persistent stalling problem with my 2006 Cadillac Dts that the dealer has been unable to resolve from about 60,000 miles. The car sometimes just stalls out while at a red light or a stop. This is a dangerous situation with my 2006 Cadillac Dts. The dealer has been unable to resolve this issue since it began at about 60,000 miles. Is this an unsafe manufacturer defect in these cars?

- Newport Coast, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 152006

DTS 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,300 miles
- the contact stated that while driving about 2 months ago at a speed of 20-25 mph in a residential area, the vehicle unexpectedly accelerated to a speed of 50 mph. The contact stated that the condition of the road and weather were both good. The contact S wasn't concerned at the time, but when a second failure occurred he thought he would report it. The most recent incident happened on 12/26/06 while driving 20 mph the vehicle accelerated to 40 mph and the driver had to apply the brakes with force stop the vehicle. The contact called on star for road side assistance and had vehicle towed to the dealership. The dealership informed the contact they were having it sent to another Cadillac dealership to have them take a look at the vehicle. Updated 01/31/07.

- Dix Hills, NY, USA

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